Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pumpkins...


With October beginning this week (say what?!?!), pumpkin patches are opening their gates for a fun family outing. And with the Fall weather in full force, it's a perfect time to go. Here are a few of the QCB favorites:

Happy pumpkin patch fun!!

Blessings,
The Buzz


Monday, September 29
  • Last day for a FREE Small Coffee at McDonald's during breakfast hours, now through the 29th. More info...
  • It's also FREE Coffee Monday at Chick-Fil-A. More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Preschoolers are invited to the University City library at 2pm for Creating with BooksMore info...
  • Elementary ages are invited tot he Sugar Creek library at 3:45pm for Afternoon AdventuresMore info...

Tuesday, September 30
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Colby DobbsMore info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the South County library for their American Girl Book Club this afternoon at 4:15pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Learn, Connect, Play: Scrabble this afternoon at 5pm at the Scaleybark library. for ages 5 to 11. More info...
Wednesday, October 1
  • Life: A Journey Through Time opens today at the York County Museum. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: I CAN Create this morning at 11am. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Millipede March today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Disney on Ice: Princesses & Heroes begins this evening at Time Warner Cable Arena with shows through Sunday. More info...

Thursday, October 2
  • Ages 5 to 7 are invited to the South County library at 4:15pm for Story Explorers: Money MattersMore info...
  • The Mountain Island library hosts Computer Basics for Kids this afternoon at 4:30pm for ages 8 to 11. Please register. More info...
  • The Shoppes at University Place kick off their Fall Concert Series this evening, 6-9pm with music from Vanilla CornbreadMore info...
  • Hear sounds from The Broadcast this evening, 6:30-9:30pm at Sunset at the MetropolitanMore info...
  • Ages 2 to 5 are invited to wind the day down at the Morrison library's Family Storytime: Pajama PartyMore info...


Friday, October 3
  • Head to the University City library this morning at 11am for Family Storytime: Yoga. Please register. More info...
  • Test your directional skills at the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze...now open weekends through November 2. More info...
  • Hall Family Farm is now open for their fall season!! More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series wraps up today at Romare Bearden Park at noon. Hear sounds from Noel FreidlineMore info..
  • Head to the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer for Day Out with Thomas. Today through Sunday. More info...
  • Don't miss First Friday Fort Mill beginning at 4pm with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • Definitely best for older kids and adults, Scarowinds is now open weekends. More info...

Saturday, October 4
  • Lace up your shoes for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this morning in uptown Charlotte. More info...
  • Families with children in grades 3 to 5 are invited to Discovery Place at 10:30am for Crime Scene Investigators More info..., and families with children in PreK to 2nd grades are also invited at 10:30 for Bartholomew & The OobleckMore info...
  • Hola Charlotte: Hispanic Heritage Festival is today in uptown Charlotte. More info...
  • Dinosaurs in Motion opens today at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte. On display through January 16th. More info...
  • The Carolina Renaissance Festival begins today and continues Saturdays and Sundays through November 23rd. More info...
  • Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents 101 Dalmatians with shows through October 19th. More info...
  • Today is Find Your Jazz Day with FREE activities and events beginning at 11am. More info...
  • Dan Nicholas Park in Salisbury hosts Autumn Jubilee today and tomorrow. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Colorful Concoctions at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Makin' Music DrumMore info...
  • Don't miss the Schiele Museum's Mars/Not Mars Star Party this evening, 7-10pm. More info...

Sunday, October 5
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts A Day in the Life Cycle today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The North County library presents a screening of the movie Frankenweenie (PG) this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Colorful Concoctions, today at 2pm. More info...
Monday, October 6
  • It's FREE Coffee Monday at Chick-Fil-A. More info...
  • If you homeschool, head to Historic Rural Hill this afternoon for their Fall Homeschool DayMore info...

Save The Date:
October 11: Christ Church Fall Festival More info...
October 18: Dilworth Methodist Fall Festival More info...
November 9: Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall is in the air...

This looks pretty darn perfect to me...hope y'all have a great first week of Fall!!


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Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, September 22
  • Don' miss out on a FREE Small Coffee at McDonald's during breakfast hours, now through the 29th. More info...
  • Did you know today is "Hobbits Day"? Head to Imaginon at noon for fun activities to celebrate! More info...
  • Head to the Myers Park library this evening at 6pm for Family Movie Night and a screening of How to Eat Fried WormsMore info...
  • Meet the Octonauts now through September 28th at Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills. More info...


Tuesday, September 23 - Happy Fall
  • Don't miss Storytime in the Garden this morning at 10am at Winghaven Gardens. Please register. More info...
  • Celebrate the First Day of Autumn today at Discovery Place Kids at 10:45am, and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Time again for a Don't Let the Crayons Quit Storytime at area Barnes & Noble locations today at 11am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Carrie MarshallMore info..
  • If you homeschool, head to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for Latta Homeschoolers: Fishing today at 12:30pm. More info...


Wednesday, September 24
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Pet Care this morning at 11am. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Birds and Worms today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from The DickensMore info..


Thursday, September 25
  • The For Every Season Consignment Sale continues today through Saturday in Fort Mill. More info...
  • Ages 10 to 13 are invited to be a part of the Muddy Boots Club this afternoon at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. Space is limited...please register. More info...
  • Hear sounds from Simplified this evening, 6:30-9:30pm at Sunset at the MetropolitanMore info...
  • Don't miss the fun of the final Thursday River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with The Steepwater Band. More info...


Friday, September 26
  • The FBCIT Kids Consignment Sale is today and tomorrow in Indian Trail. More info...
  • Test your directional skills at the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze...now open weekends through November 2. More info...
  • Hall Family Farm is now open for their fall season!! More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Jennifer SiebenalerMore info...
  • Also at Bearden Park...the Chow Down Uptown food truck rally, and a performance by the Charlotte Symphony happens this evening beginning at 5pm. More info...
  • Historic Rural Hill hosts their Fall Food Truck Rally this evening, 5:30-9:30pm. More info...
  • Head to downtown Mount Holly this evening and tomorrow for their Arts & Music FestivalMore info...
  • The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden hosts their Bug Ball this evening beginning at 5:30 with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Don't miss Northlake Mall's Concerts in the Courtyard this evening with musical sounds from SimplifiedMore info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for their Campfire Roast this evening. More info...
  • Definitely best for older kids and adults, Scarowinds is now open weekends. More info...

Saturday, September 27
  • Lace up your shoes for the South End Shuffle 5K & Fun Run this morning. More info..., or the Pediatric Hearts 5K in Pineville. More info...
  • Don't miss the Sardis Presbyterian Weekday School Consignment Sale this morning! More info...
  • If you are an educator, enjoy the final FREE admission on Saturdays in September at Discovery Place, Discovery Place Kids, and The Charlotte Nature MuseumMore info...
  • Today is Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!, and you can gain FREE admission to many area museums. More info...
  • Don't miss the Piedmont Pottery Festival taking place today at Historic Brattonsville, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents 101 Dalmatians with shows through October 19th. More info...
  • Don't miss the Uncorked Festival today at the US National Whitewater Center. More info...
  • The 29th Annual ArtFest Matthews takes place today and tomorrow. More info...'
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Paintbrush, Please, today at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a My Reading Log BookmarkMore info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music for the whole family. More info..
  • RiverJam holds its final show tonight at the US National Whitewater Center with music from Jon Stickley TrioMore info...
  • UNCC vs. Charleston Southern More info...

Sunday, September 28
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Bountiful Birders today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Today is a Sunday FUN Day at the Mint Museum of Uptown. Don't miss Dots, Dashes & Paint Splashes today, 1-4pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Schiele Museum's Early American Cornhusking this afternoon, 1-5pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Paintbrush, Please, today at and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Run the Lungstrong 15/5K in Lake Norman today. More info...
  • The Know Your Farms Tour is today (and yesterday) at local area farms. More info...

Monday, September 29
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Preschoolers are invited to the University City library at 2pm for Creating with BooksMore info...
  • Elementary ages are invited tot he Sugar Creek library at 3:45pm for Afternoon AdventuresMore info...

Save The Date:
October 1-5: Disney on Ice More info...
October 11: Christ Church Fall Festival More info...
October 18: Dilworth Methodist Fall Festival More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mom To Mom Consign...New Version & Fall Promotion


As most of you know, I LOVE consignment. As most of you also know, in addition to doing The Queen City Buzz each week, I co-own a children's consignment iPhone app and website called Mom To Mom Consign. We just released a new version of the app to the App Store, and the website is almost complete. If you love consignment, or know someone who does, I hope you'll check it out. You can download the FREE app HERE. Through November 1st, anyone that downloads the app, and creates a new account will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card!!

Speaking of consignment...there are LOTS of wonderful fall sales happening this week. Check out the calendar for details.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, September 15
  • If you homeschool, this week is Homeschool Week at Discovery Place. More info...
  • Teri's Kidz Consignment Sale opens today at 9am, with shopping opportunities through Saturday. More info...
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • Ages 3 to 5 are invited to the University library at 2pm for Creating with BooksMore info...
  • Meet the Octonauts now through September 28th at Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills. More info...


Tuesday, September 16
  • Wallace's Wearhouse Consignment Sale begins today...children's & women's clothing! More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Roy DayeMore info..
  • Head to the West Boulevard library this afternoon at 4pm for Cultural Exploration: Hispanic Heritage MonthMore info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Scaleybrak library this afternoon at 5pm for LEGOsMore info..., or head to the Hickory Grove library at 5pm for a screening of The LEGO MovieMore info...

Wednesday, September 17
  • Shop for yourself this week at the Green Jeans Sale in Southpark. The sale begins this morning at 9am! More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Signed, Sealed, Delivered this morning at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Owl Babies today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Museum of York County's Whoooo Goes There? this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Burger 21 in Ballantyne is offering Half Off Kids Wednesdays with kids activities. Tonight 4-8pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from Gal FridayMore info..


Thursday, September 18
  • The Auto Fair kicks off today at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Catch the fun through Sunday. More info...
  • Hear sounds from Heywire this evening, 6:30-9:30pm at Sunset at the MetropolitanMore info...
  • Learn how your backyard can provide Water for Wildlife this evening at 7pm at Queens University. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Sol Driven Train. More info...


Friday, September 19
  • Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day at Krispy Kreme...aarrgghh....and YUM!! More info...
  • Test your directional skills at the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze...now open weekends through November 2. More info...
  • Hall Family Farm opens today for their fall season!! More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Todd JohnsonMore info...
  • Be sure to make room on your calendar this weekend for Festival in the Park. The fun begins today at 4pm. More info...
  • Grownups are invited to Discovery Place this evening for Science on the Rocks: Fanfest beginning at 5pm. More info...
  • The Anne Springs Close Greenway is hosting the Fiddle 'n Pig Shindig Annual BBQ & Bluegrass Festival this evening and tomorrow. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Don't miss Northlake Mall's Concerts in the Courtyard this evening with musical sounds from PushhMore info...
  • Definitely best for older kids and adults, Scarowinds is now open weekends. More info...

Saturday, September 20
  • If you are an educator, you get FREE admission on Saturdays in September at Discovery Place, Discovery Place Kids, and The Charlotte Nature MuseumMore info...
  • UNCC is hosting its annual International Festival today beginning at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the Main Street Children's Museum for their Worldwide Day of Play, today 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Children's Theatre of Charlotte kicks off its season with 101 Dalmatians with shows through October 19th. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Discovery Place in Uptown for Dissection Series: Arthropods today at 10:30am. More info...
  • Don't miss the Lincoln County Apple Festival today in downtown Lincolnton. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Skyscraper, today at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Keep the Beat Den Den DrumMore info...
  • Don't miss Cajun Fest this afternoon at Romare Bearden Park beginning at 2:30pm. Food, music and fun for the whole family. More info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info..
  • RiverJam continues tonight at the US National Whitewater Center with music from MatrimonyMore info...

Sunday, September 21
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Migratory Challenges today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Skyscraper, today at and 1:45pm. More info...
  • The For Every Season Consignment Sale begins this afternoon at 3pm. More info...
  • Davidson hosts Concerts on the Green this evening with the sounds of the Davidson Symphony & Jazz EnsembleMore info...

Monday, September 22
  • Did you know today is "Hobbits Day"? Head to Imaginon at noon for fun activities to celebrate! More info...
  • Head to the Myers Park library this evening at 6pm for Family Movie Night and a screening of How to Eat Fried WormsMore info...

Save The Date:
October 1-5: Disney on Ice More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.More info..

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Charlotte Warehouse Sale Returns!


It's time again for the Charlotte Warehouse Sale...NEW women's clothing, shoes and accessories for your shopping pleasure. This sale begins Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday afternoon. The sale is conveniently located at the Shoppes at Davis Lake. The BEST news? Charlotte Warehouse Sale is giving one lucky QCB reader a $50 gift certificate for the sale. Head over to our Facebook Page for details...enter by Tuesday at 9pm. Have a great week!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, September 8
  • All ages are invited to the West Boulevard library this afternoon at 3pm for their Library Anniversary CelebrationMore info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the South County library this afternoon at 4:15pm for Readers Theatre: Drama RamaMore info...
  • Check out Barnes & Noble - Birkdale for Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition this morning at 4:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 9 to 12 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this afternoon for Catawba Studies 1-4pm. More info...


Tuesday, September 9
  • Check out Barnes & Noble - Arboretum for Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition this morning at 9:30am. More info...
  • The Gaston County Museum hosts Terrific Toddler Tuesday - King Cotton this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Morrison for Don't Let the Crayons Quit at 11am. More info..., also at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum at 11am. More info..., also at Barnes & Noble - Carolina Place at 11am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Gabriel BelloMore info..
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts Latta Homeschoolers: Fishing this afternoon at 12:30 for ages 7 to 12. More info...
  • If you homeschool, head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon at 1:30 for A Look Into the Lives of Animals. For ages 8 to 12; please register. More info...
  • Today is a FREE Tuesday at the Schiele Museum. 4-8pm. More info..., and teachers are invited on this afternoon for an Educator's Open House, 4-7pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 8 are invited to the Matthews library this afternoon at 4:30pm for Story Explorers: Book NutsMore info...
  • Elementary ages are invited to the Scaleybark library this afternoon at 5pm for Fractured FairytalesMore info...


Wednesday, September 3
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Farm Life this morning at 11am. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Crafty Birds today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Burger 21 in Ballantyne is offering Half Off Kids Wednesdays with kids activities. Tonight 4-8pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from The Swingin' MedallionsMore info..


Thursday, September 11
  • Ages 10 to 13 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this afternoon for Muddy Boots Club at 1pm. More info...
  • Hear sounds from On The Boarder this evening, 6:30-9:30pm at Sunset at the MetropolitanMore info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Main Squeeze. More info...


Friday, September 12
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Shane TracyMore info...
  • Ages 9 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center this afternoon at 4pm to join in a game of Capture the FlagMore info...
  • The Gaston County Museum hosts their Blues Out Back Series featuring the sounds of Big Ron Hunter. This evening at 6:30pm. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Don't miss Northlake Mall's Concerts in the Courtyard this evening with musical sounds from Rough DraftMore info...
  • Head to Belmont this evening for the final installation of Friday Night Live and hear the sounds of Ken Knox & Company. 7-10pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this evening at 7:30pm for their Campfire RoastMore info...
  • Don't miss Harrisburg's Movies in the Park this evening at Harrisburg Park with a screening of PlanesMore info... 

Saturday, September 13
  • If you are an educator, you get FREE admission on Saturdays in September at Discovery Place, Discovery Place Kids, and The Charlotte Nature MuseumMore info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Scales & Tails today, 10am-1pm. More info...
  • Historic Brattonsville hosts By The Sweat of Our Brows today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Celebrate 50 years of Where The Wild Things Are this morning at 11am at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info..., also at Barnes & Noble - Arboretum at 11am. More info..., and at Carolina Place at 11am. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Discovery Place for Build It, Make It, Take It: Wind Tubes at 10:30am. Please register. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Bon Appetit!, today at 11:00am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Build Your Name AppleMore info...
  • Don't miss the fun at the 20th Festival of India today and tomorrow in Uptown beginning at noon. More info...
  • The Museum of York County hosts Ferns & Fossils - Family Day this afternoon, 12-2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the 2014 Sunset Jazz Festival this afternoon/evening, 2-9pm at Symphony Park at Southpark. More info...
  • Southpark Mall hosts a Kidgits Julius, Jr. Event this afternoon, 2-4pm at center court. More info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info..
  • RiverJam continues tonight at the US National Whitewater Center with music from FruitionMore info...

Sunday, September 14
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Calling All Cluckers today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 and up are invited to the McDowell Nature Center this afternoon at 2pm for Dip NettingMore info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Bon Appetit!, today at and 2pm. More info...

Monday, September 15
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • Ages 3 to 5 are invited to the University library at 2pm for Creating with BooksMore info...

Save The Date:
September 19-21: Festival in the Park More info...
October 1-5: Disney on Ice More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bye, Bye Summertime!!




Here's how I ended my summer this weekend...fantastic long weekend at the beach. I was SO ready for back to school (and I'm pretty sure I still am since preschool (finally) starts Wednesday), but enjoying the last few lazy days of summer...before preschool, and soccer, and choir, and violin lessons, and karate begin...has been marvelous. Hope you had a great last weekend of summer, too. Always hard to see it go...but we know Summer will be here again before we know it. Bring on the Fall!!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

P.S. - Check our Facebook Page later this week for a great GIVEAWAY from Charlotte Warehouse Sale.

Monday, September 1 - Labor Day
  • No School for CMS
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • Lots to see during Yard Art Day today! More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center where ages 10 and up are invited to Labor Day Kayaking today at 10am or 1:30am. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...


Tuesday, September 2
  • Check out Barnes & Noble - Morrison for Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Pack a picnic and head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see Brad Bailey perform. More info... 
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Neil DavenportMore info..
  • Elementary age girls are invited to the Mint Hill library for their American Girl Book Club this afternoon at 4pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 14 are invited to the LEGO Store at Concord Mills for their Monthly Mini-Build at 5pm. Today you'll build a LEGO Racing Plane. More info...


Wednesday, September 3
  • Library Storytimes have returned after their annual August hiatus! More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear music from Tyrone Jefferson and Van SachsMore info...
  • Also at Pocket Park, enjoy Library in the Park: I Can Play in the ParkMore info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: Feathers for Lunch today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Burger 21 in Ballantyne is offering Half Off Kids Wednesdays with kids activities. Tonight 4-8pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from Too Much SylviaMore info..


Thursday, September 4
  • The Bohemian Bungalow Bazaar Home Consignment Sale begins this morning and goes through Sunday...don't miss out! More info...
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to enjoy activities from Discovery PlaceMore info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Jarekus Singleton More info...
  • The Epicentre is the place to be this evening for the Charlotte Observer Panthers Tailgate Party. The event is FREE, but please register. More info...
  • Head to the Morrison library this evening at 7pm for their Family Storytime: Pajama PartyMore info...
  • The Upscale WeeSale begins today in Roack Hill. Sale days through Sunday. More info...


Friday, September 5
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from 5 on Sundays DuoMore info...
  • Help your reader grow their confidence with Paws to Read at the Morrison library beginning at 3:45pm. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Don't miss Northlake Mall's Concerts in the Courtyard this evening with musical sounds from Darrell HarwoodMore info...
  • Head to Huntersville for Movies in the Park this evening for a screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2More info...

Saturday, September 6
  • The Lake Norman MOMs (Mothers of Multiples) sale is today at Brawley Middle School. More info..., and the Harris YMCA Kids Konsignment Sale is also today. More info...
  • Do your kids love to cook? Ages 9 to 13 should check out Williams-Sonoma's Junior Chef classes. Today's theme is Fresh Pasta at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun at the Indian Fair today at the Schiele Museum. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Families with children in Pre-K through 2nd grade are invited to Discovery Place for Green Eggs & Ham at 10:30am. Please register. More info...
  • And families with children in grades 3 to 5 are also invited to Discovery Place at 10:30am for Fear FactorMore info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Fire Safety, 11:00-11:45am. More info...
  • Don't miss Grandparents Storytime this morning at 10am at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 11am, More info..., and Carolina Place also at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Owl Pencil HolderMore info...
  • Don't miss the fun at Discovery Place today during Alien Worlds: A Space Tour. More info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to Barnes & Noble Morrison today at Noon for National Fit Made Fun DayMore info..., also at Carolina Place at 11:30am. More info..., and at Birkdale at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Museum of History hosts Backcountry Days this afternoon, 1-5pm. More info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info..
  • RiverJam continues tonight at the US National Whitewater Center with music from Hackensaw BoysMore info...
  • Head to River Run this evening for the Chiquita Classic Concerts featuring SimplifiedMore info...


Sunday, September 7
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Who Gives a Hoot? today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to the Main Street Children's Museum this afternoon for Grandparent's Day, 1-5pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the Crush Kids Cancer Event this afternoon at Candygirl Confections on Selwyn Avenue. More info...
  • Ages 4 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Family Fort Building this afternoon at 1:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 12 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center at 2pm for Fantastic FishMore info...
  • Ages 7 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for Stream Safari this afternoon at 2pm. More info...


Monday, September 8
  • All ages are invited to the West Boulevard library this afternoon at 3pm for their Library Anniversary CelebrationMore info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the South County library this afternoon at 4:15pm for Readers Theatre: Drama RamaMore info...
  • Check out Barnes & Noble - Birkdale for Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition this morning at 4:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 9 to 12 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this afternoon for Catawba Studies 1-4pm. More info...

Save The Date:
September 19-21: Festival in the Park More info...
October 1-5: Disney on Ice More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sky Top Orchard





If you're looking for a fun weekend day trip now that school has started (or will tomorrow - good luck), I highly recommend a trip to Sky Top Orchard. We went today after a weekend church retreat in the mountains, but you could easily go up and back in a day. There's apple picking, of course, but also hay rides, a playground, a nature trail, and animals to see. Did I mention the hot apple cider, apple cider slushies, and apple cider doughnuts that they sell? Heavenly! Mountain family memories are so much fun!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, August 25
  • Back to School for CMS!! More info...
  • Head to the Myers Park library this evening at 6pm for Family Movie Night: Monsters UniversityMore info...
  • "Back to School" wipe you out? Skip cooking and check out our Kids Eat Free list for deals every night of the week!
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Tuesday, August 26
  • Don't miss Peanut Butter & Cupcake, a special storytime this morning at Barnes & Noble - Morrison. More info..., also at the Arboretum location at 11am, More info..., and at the Carolina Place location, More info..., and the Birkdale location. More info...
  • Pack a picnic and head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see Caroline Calouche perform. More info... 
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Brad BaileyMore info..
  • Boys in grades 2 to 5 are invited to the Cornelius library this afternoon at 4:30pm for Boys Will Be BoysMore info...
  • The Sail Again Children's Consignment Sale begins this evening, and goes through Saturday...happy shopping! More info...


Wednesday, August 27
  • Imaginon presents Family Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Sensory Science with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear music from Reinaldo Brown and Dim BrockMore info...
  • Also at Pocket Park, enjoy Library in the Park: I Can Celebrate Independence Library's 40th AnniversaryMore info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: An Extraordinary Egg today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Burger 21 in Ballantyne is offering Half Off Kids Wednesdays with kids activities. Tonight 4-8pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from On The BorderMore info..


Thursday, August 28
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Preschoolers are invited to the South County library this morning at 10:30am for Simply STEAM: Sea ScienceMore info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear music from Ghost TreesMore info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys More info...


Friday, August 29
  • The shopping begins this morning at the TTB Kidz Consignment Sale at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Tim GordonMore info...
  • Following The Music Lunchbox Series, the music continues all weekend during the Bearden Birthday BashMore info...
  • Help your reader's skills bloom during Paws to Read this afternoon at the Morrison library. More info...
  • Matthews Alive! begins today with lots of family fun through Monday. More info...
  • Head to Atomz Lab this evening for Parents Night Out tonight, 6-9pm. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Birkdale Village wraps up their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. More info...
  • Friday Night Live happens tonight in Belmont, 7-10pm, with music from Lakeside DriveMore info...


Saturday, August 30
  • Do your kids love to cook? Ages 9 to 13 should check out Williams-Sonoma's Junior Chef classes. Today's theme is Pizza Dough from Scratch at 10am. More info...
  • The Matthews Alive Parade steps off this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Smart with Art at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Don't miss fun music and kids activities with Radio Disney today during Bearden Birthday Bash, 11am-4pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Whimsical Wind CatcherMore info...
  • Bass Pro Shops at Concord Mills hosts Hometown Festival 2014 with FREE and fun activities today and tomorrow. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Reptile Roundup today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun at Discovery Place today during Alien Worlds: A Space TourMore info...
  • The US National Whitewater Center hosts their Labor Day Celebration with fun events all day today. More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon for a Campfire Roast at 2pm. More info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • Latta Plantation Nature Center is the place to be this evening for their Family Campfire, 6-9pm. More info...
  • RiverJam continues tonight at the US National Whitewater Center with music from Oak Creek BandMore info...
  • Head to Rivergate for their Outdoor Movie Series tonight with a screening of Despicable Me 2More info...


Sunday, August 31
  • The Spraygrounds remain open, but only through tomorrow!! Enjoy the fun, 10am-8pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Smart With Art this afternoon at 2:00pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...


Monday, September 1 - Labor Day
  • No School for CMS
  • Ages 3 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning at 10am for Nature Story CornerMore info...
  • Lots to see during Yard Art Day today! More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center where ages 10 and up are invited to Labor Day Kayaking today at 10am or 1:30am. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...

Save The Date:
September 7: Crush Kids Cancer Event More info...
October 1-5: Disney on Ice More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Winding Down & Wrapping Up

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The summer is winding down and wrapping up and school is just around the corner - this week for some, next week for some, after Labor Day for the preschool set. My home at this time of year is generally very far from organized, but I'm trying to do better this year. I love the website Organized Home (and pin lots of ideas that occasionally come to reality), and I think their "Back To School" suggestions are some of the best. Check it out HERE.

Local professional organizers, Simplicity, have been a lifesaver for me, my family, and my home over the last year. Their tips, tricks and strategies are awesome, and you don't have to be super-mom to make it happen. Their blog always has great ideas for becoming, and staying, organized. As school approaches, I love THIS blog post about preparation..."always be prepared"!!

We can handle this "back-to-school" thing y'all!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, August 18
  • The South County library hosts Hugo's Reading Revolution this morning at 10am for ages 5 to 11. Registration required. More info...
  • Don't miss Kids Fun Day at Dish it Out locations. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 12 are invited to Atomz Lab this afternoon, 1-4pm for Spa Science. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...


Tuesday, August 19
  • The Steele Creek library hosts Hugo's Reading Revolution this morning at 10am for ages 5 to 11. Registration required. More info...
  • Summer mornings in Kannapolis just got a little more fun with Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp at 10am and 12:30pm. Today's $1 movie is the final of the season, and it's The Nut JobMore info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts My Pet Book this morning at 11am. More info..., also at Carolina Place at 11am. More info..., and Birkdale at 11am. More info...
  • Pack a picnic and head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear Greg Lilley perform. More info... 
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Calvin EdwardsMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves More info...


Wednesday, August 20
  • Uh Oh! continues at the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's. Shows through August 23rd. More info...
  • The Cornelius library hosts Hugo's Reading Revolution this morning at 10am for ages 5 to 11. Registration required. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Color Mixing Science with special activities today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to hear music from John Alexander and Lovell BradforMore info...
  • Also at Pocket Park, enjoy Library in the Park: I Can Use My Mobile DeviceMore info...
  • Mellow Mushroom locations are celebrating the pizza giant's 40th birthday with Way Back Wednesday...prices from their original 1974 menu. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesdays: The Mixed Up Chameleon today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 12 are invited to Atomz Lab this afternoon, 1-4pm for Hogwarts Potions. Please register. More info...
  • Burger 21 in Ballantyne is offering Half Off Kids Wednesdays with kids activities. Tonight 4-8pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues this evening at Romare Bearden Park. 5:30-9:00pm. Tonight enjoy music from A Sign of the TimesMore info..


Thursday, August 21
  • Imaginon hosts the Once Upon a Time Summer Exhibit through September 7th. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown today at 11:30 to see part of a CPCC Art ShowMore info...
  • Tonight is Cotswold Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-a at Cotswold. 4-8pm. More info...
  • The Beatties Ford library hosts Magic Treehouse Bookclub this afternoon at 5pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of River Jam at the US National Whitewater Center. Music and fun this evening with Moreland & Arbuckle More info...


Friday, August 22
  • The Music Box Lunch Box Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today at noon. Hear sounds from Mark HoffmanMore info...
  • Don't miss the LEGO Picnic this afternoon at 1pm at the Mountain Island library. Space is limited...please register. More info...
  • The Blakeney Summer Concert Series continues. Live music Friday & Saturday evenings. More info...
  • Birkdale Village continues their Mingling on the Green Series with concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this summer. More info...
  • Head to Promenade on Providence to hear Borderlyne Band this evening, 7-10pm. More info...
  • Movies Under the Stars at Symphony Park continues tonight with a screening of FrozenMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Saturday, August 23
  • Do your kids love to cook? Ages 9 to 13 should check out Williams-Sonoma's Junior Chef classes. Today's theme is Build a Better Panini at 10am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for Learning Letters at 10:45am and 2pm. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Morrison hosts Hometown Hero Storytime this morning at 11am. More info..., also at Carolina Place at 11am. More info..., and Birkdale at 11am, too. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Silly Face Magnetic Note HolderMore info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Leapin' Lizards today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun at Discovery Place today during Alien Worlds: A Space TourMore info...
  • The Fresh Beat Band plays this afternoon at 3pm at Carowinds. More info...
  • Stonecrest continues their Summer Concert Series. Live outdoor music on Fridays and Saturdays. More info...
  • RiverJam returns at the US National Whitewater Center with music from a QCB favorite, Blue DogsMore info...
  • Head to the Kannapolis Branch Library for Stories Under the Stars this evening at 7pm. More info...
  • Promenade on Providence is the place to be to hear StellaRising this evening, 7-10pm. More info...
  • Kenton Place is the place to be this evening for a screening of Grown Ups 2More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Sunday, August 24
  • The Spraygrounds are open!! Enjoy the fun daily, 10am-8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Head to the Schiele Museum this afternoon for Under the Shade Tree. 1-5pm. More info...
  • Don't miss Discovery Place Kids' Learning Letters this afternoon at 2:00pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...


Monday, August 25 
  • Back to School for CMS!! More info...
  • Head to the Myers Park library this evening at 6pm for Family Movie Night: Monsters UniversityMore info...
  • "Back to School" wipe you out? Skip cooking and check out our Kids Eat Free list for deals every night of the week!
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides More info...

Save The Date:
August 29-31: Bearden Birthday Bash More info...
September 7: Crush Kids Cancer Event More info...
October 1-5: Disney on Ice More info...
November 14-16: Marvel Universe LIVE More info...
December 13: The Singing Christmas Tree for Kids More info...
January 9-10, 2015: Monster Jam More info...


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